Policies in Virginia

Dispute Resolution Process

In 2019, Virginia enacted two measures regarding resolution of foster parent complaints. HB 2108 requires local boards and licensed child-placing agencies to adopt a dispute resolution process. SB 1339 requires the Commissioner of Social Services to establish a dispute resolution process at the state level, including a statewide, toll-free hotline. SB 1339 also requires the Commissioner to establish a caseload standard for foster care caseworkers.

See bill summary.